Green Chili, Chicken & Cheese Tamales Recipe

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Green Chili, Chicken & Cheese Tamales
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  1. Fill a large bowl or pot with warm water. Put the corn husks in the water and weight them down so they stay immersed.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Combine masa, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a standing mixer, beat the lard until it becomes light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually mix in dry ingredients.
  6. Slowly add chicken broth just until a soft dough forms.
  7. To assemble the tamales, put a spoonful of dough on the smooth side of a corn husk, smooth it down to a thin layer (1/8 -1/4 thick), and put a smaller spoonful of filling on the dough. Bring the two sides of the husk together so that the dough rolls around the filling and the husk overlaps itself. Fold up the bottom and tie it with a bit of string or a strand of corn husk.
  8. Set the tamales open end up in a steamer or colander. Put the steamer in a large pot with some water in the bottom. The water musn't touch the tamales. Cover tightly and steam over medium heat for 90-120 minutes.
  9. Once cooked, tamales can be kept in the freezer. To reheat, put in a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and cook on high for about one minute per tamale.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 6267.88 Kcal (26242 kJ)
Calories from fat 3299.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 366.63g 564%
Cholesterol 766.77mg 256%
Sodium 11506.59mg 479%
Potassium 9096.21mg 194%
Total Carbs 513.19g 171%
Sugars 107.09g 428%
Dietary Fiber 118.57g 474%
Protein 280.1g 560%
Vitamin C 144.8mg 241%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 25.4mg 141%
Calcium 2861.5mg 286%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 166.64 Kcal (698 kJ)
Calories from fat 87.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.75g 564%
Cholesterol 20.39mg 256%
Sodium 305.92mg 479%
Potassium 241.83mg 194%
Total Carbs 13.64g 171%
Sugars 2.85g 428%
Dietary Fiber 3.15g 474%
Protein 7.45g 560%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 241%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 76%
Iron 0.7mg 141%
Calcium 76.1mg 286%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 155.1
  • 166

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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